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Massage relieves burnt-out

A recent study shows that burnt-out causes muscular and skeletal pains. It has long been established that massage helps decrease muscular pains and tensions and eases soreness. This has been known by athletes for many years creating the branch of massage called Sports Massage.

It is already well established that stress can cause depressions and tiredness, just as digestion and general health is affected. Now a Norwegian study shows that there is a connection between physical pain and stress.

Since massage directly works on the affected muscles and connected tissues and relieves muscular pains, it becomes a means to heal and aid with burnt-out recovery.

Massage provides a physical removal of waste products from the muscles. Blood flow increases, bringing oxygen and nutrients with them. The lymphatic drainage is enhanced, which removes waste and reduces the affects of pain inducing chemicals.

Another effect is happening inside the muscle which causes it to become more flexible and stretch easier, which again reduces pain and contractions. This decreases intra-joint pressure and reduces nerve-reactions in the muscles. Massage also encourages the release of endorphins which are the body’s natural painkiller.

Massage becomes an effective and natural means for pain relief, both acute and chronic. Including the effects caused by stress and burnt-out. Surveys show that people find massage as effective a pain-manager as medication.


About Pia Poulsen

Pia Poulsen is educated as a wellness massage therapist at Institut FIGARI in Paris, from where she passed her certification exam in January 2008. Since then she has expanded her skills to become the first Advanced LaStone® practitioner in France as well as a certified LaStone® instructor.


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